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2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international ... Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896.

www.history.com/topics/olympic-games

Find out more about the history of The Olympic Games, including videos, ... founded the Games, which by the end of the 6th century B.C had become the most ...

www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games/history

According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to Olympian gods and staged in Olympia.

www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games

The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC in Olympia. Read the history of the Olympics, including rituals and origins of the ancient Greek Olympics.

www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicorigins.shtml

The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games  ...

teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/history.htm

The Olympic Games originated long ago in ancient Greece. ... Earthquakes later helped finish what human hands had started, as well as flooding caused by a ...

www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/history-olympic-games

The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for several ...

www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/background/2a.html

According to tradition the first Olympics took place in 776 BC. While one legends claims the games were established by Heracles (Hercules), who brought a ...

www.nostos.com/olympics

The Olympic Games begun at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The Greek ... Pelops myth. There are several Greek myths about how the games were started.